By Signature 14 min read
These celebrities don't just act - they also write. From Tom Hanks to Mindy Kaling, these celebrities have all written fantastic books.
By Fiona Davis 4 min read
Fiona Davis, author of The Address, discusses how the tools of journalism, like research and revision, helped her to become a fiction writer
By Jessica Mizzi 8 min read
Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch chats with Signature about her newly released essay collection, and shares what 'family' means to her.
By Cara Cannella 2 min read
The influential and utterly original American comedienne Phyllis Diller died yesterday at the age of 95 at home in Los Angeles. With her sharp-tongued self-deprecation, rapid-fire stand-up delivery, and outrageous looks augmented by cosmetic surgery, she is best known for flash. All of that's a bonus, in our book, considering the simple satisfaction we take from her words on the page. Here are our top five favorite life lessons -- taken with a grain of salt, of course -- from her 2005 memoir "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse: My Life in Comedy," titled for one of her trademark bits: “I used to work as a lampshade in a whorehouse. I couldn’t get one of the good jobs.”
Review Roundup: “My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life” by Sissy Spacek, and Richard Perry’s Haunting Tale of True Crime in Tokyo
By Joe Muscolino 3 min read
Books covered in this week's review roundup: "My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life," by Sissy Spacek, and "The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up," by Richard Lloyd Perry